CEMHD Events

Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities




February 1st

"Stress, Trauma and Violence: What Can The University Do?"

On February 1st, 2017, CEMHD hosted the "Stress, Trauma and Violence: What Can The University Do?" World Cafe in collaboration with experts and community groups to address the problems of stress trauma and violence in the Albany community to begin developing collaborative solutions. The STV World Café was held at the University at Albany in the Standish room of the Science Library. In total, there were 47 people in attendance. Of those 47, 17 were students, 10 were faculty and 27 were community members. Representatives from the community include individuals who are affiliated with the Albany Police Department, Albany Medical Center, Capital District YMCA, the Albany Boys & Girls Club, the New York State Department of Health, Capital District Urban League, Trinity Alliance and the City of Albany Youth Workforce Services. The task force has been able to support local health projects in the capital district by supporting community engagement efforts and promote positive relationships between members of the community and the university at Albany faculty. Next steps are currently being planned by the Albany community health task force.




November 19th

Stress-Related Effects of Racism among Black Men: Findings and Interventions

Dr. Alex Petierse, PhD
Department of Counseling Psychology, University at Albany

Location: Humanities Room 354
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

October 15th

Strategies to build health and media literacies and reduce health disparities among youth populations

Dr. Phillp Massey, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University School of Public Health

Location: Room 110a School of Public Health One University Place Rensselaer NY
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Dr. Massey will discuss strategies to engage youth audiences using mobile and digital technologies to build health and media literacies with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities. Dr. Massey will draw from his global health work in Senegal, his work on a social media website designed for youth in California, and emerging research using Twitter.

August 11th

Black Men's Health Summit 8:30am - 3:30pm First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany 405 Washington Ave. Albany NY Sponsors: School of Public Health, Macedonia Baptist Church community outreach

April 2nd

Frank Dillon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational & Counseling Psychology Frank R. Dillon (Ph.D. University of Missouri - Columbia). Dr. Dillon joined the UAlbany Counseling Psychology faculty in Fall 2014. 

His research addresses health disparities and mental health issues affecting racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups in the United States. His principal research interests are (1) studying cultural and social determinants of health including substance use disorders and HIV risk behaviors, (2) developing culturally relevant and valid psychosocial measures, and (3) promoting multicultural competent counseling interventions and education. He has published on these topics in outlets such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, AIDS Care, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity – among others. He also has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to study cultural and social determinants of health among Latinos in the US.  He is a member of the National Hispanic Science Network, College of Problems of Drug Dependence, and the American Psychological Association. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and The Counseling Psychologist. Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Humanities 354

April 9th

A film about Cuban doctors abroad and the structure of the Cuban medical system 

5:30 - 7:00 pm 
Room 110 University Hall 

We will show exerpts from the film and then Dr. Elyse Andaya of the Anthropology dept. will discuss the Cuban health care system along with UA undergraduate student Joel Balbi Dr. Andaya is an expert on the Cuban health care system. Her new book, Reproducing the Revolution: Gender, Kinship, and the State in Contemporary Cuba, will be released at the end of April

April 11th

April 26th

March 28

10th Anniversary 
Health Disparities Symposium

Standish Room, Uptown Campus Center

Save the date for a day-long symposium on minority health disparities

Health disparities researchers from UAlbany will give presentations on their research

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bruce Link

Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University